What is Absinthe?

Absinthe is the french name for one of the spirits ingredients – The latin name for the plant is Artemisia Absinthium. The word originates from the greek word apsinthion, which many believes means “undrinkable”. The english, more simple word, is wordwood. The ingredients and the name of absinthe can vary a lot, but no matter where you find varieties of absinthe, anise will always be a main ingredient. Besides from anise, most types of absinthe will also contain fennel seeds.

One of the things that differs normal schnapps is the destillation process. When creating schnapps, you usually put the ingredients in brandy, but when creating absinthe, you put the ingredients in very strong alcohol, usually around 80%.


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